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Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Brahms

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Brahms


Brahms:

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

27th October, 1951

North German Radio Orchestra

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 - Finale

23rd January, 1945

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

28th January, 1945

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

27th April, 1954

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

12-15th December, 1943

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

12-15th December, 1943

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

8th November, 1942

Edwin Fischer (piano)

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Variations on a theme by Haydn for orchestra, Op. 56a 'St Anthony Variations'

27th October, 1951

North German Radio Orchestra


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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'


Elisabeth Hongen (contralto), Tilla Briem (soprano), Peter Anders (tenor), Rudolf Watzke (bass)

Bruno Kittel Choir, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwangler

An iconic release from Music & Arts features a digitally re-mastered recording of Wilhem Wurtwängler’s 1942 live performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony which will be the first correctly pitched one made commercially available.

Live recording made in Berlin March 1942.

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Furtwängler conducts Beethoven

Furtwängler conducts Beethoven

The Best of the World War II Legacy


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

recorded on 19th and 20th December 1944

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62

recorded on 27th and 30th June 1943

Berliner Philharmoniker

Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b

recorded on 2nd June 1944

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

recorded on 27th and 30th June 1943

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'

recorded on 20th and 22nd March 1944

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

recorded on 27th and 30th June 1943

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

recorded on 31st October and 3rd November 1943

Berliner Philharmoniker

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

recorded on 22nd and 24th March 1942

Tilla Briem (soprano), Elisabeth Höngen (contralto), Peter Anders (tenor), Rudolf Watzke (bass)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonic Choir


Reissuing one of Music and Arts’ best-selling discs: these are the best World War II performances of Beethoven’s symphonies under the baton of Furtwängler.

Previously released versions on our label were acclaimed in Fanfare, American Record Guide, Pulse!, Absolute Sound, Diapason, Musica, and numerous other journals. Symphony No. 9 has been completely re-mastered for this edition.

“Separating these performances from the circumstances in which they took place may be impossible – the booklet includes a photographs of Furtwängler conducting in Berlin, with Hitler and Goebbels sitting in the front row – but there is some remarkable music-making here, especially the surging, majestic Eroica, the exaggeratedly romantic Fourth and the furious, frantic Ninth” The Guardian, 28th March 2013 ****

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Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45

Brahms: Ein Deutsches Requiem, Op. 45


Kerstin Lindberg-Torlind (soprano), Bernhard Sönnerstedt (baritone)

Stockholm Konsertförenings Orkester, Musikalista Sällskapet Kör, Wilhelm Furtwängler

“If you're interested in Furtwängler's views on the German Requiem, this is the performance to hear. Furtwängler led a reading of unusual intensity on this date. It's not that he emphasizes the music's contrasts, although these are given their due. It's more a matter of how he makes the music flow from one measure, phrase, section, and movement to the next; this is A German Requiem as a broad, inexorable river taking the listener to the peace of the afterlife. There is comfort here, but it never cloys or is sentimentalized. Strength provides the drama, not the application of sweetness or spurious effects. Although the two Swedish soloists are provincial, the chorus gives a strong, inspired performance, and the orchestra holds its own. Technical perfection won't be found here, but the missed notes and moments of ragged ensemble in no way detract from this reading.” Raymond Tuttle, Classical Net

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Furtwängler conducts Bruckner Symphonies 4-9

Furtwängler conducts Bruckner Symphonies 4-9

1942-1951 recordings in 2008 digital restorations using the revolutionary new harmonic balancing technique


Bruckner:

Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major 'Romantic'

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Symphony No. 7 in E Major

Symphony No. 6 in A major

Symphony No. 9 in D Minor

Symphony No. 8 in C minor


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Furtwängler conducts Mozart

Furtwängler conducts Mozart


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

first authentic release

Paul Badura-Skoda (piano)

Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No. 10 in E flat, K365

first authentic release

Paul Badura-Skoda, Dagmar Bella (pianos)

Serenade No. 10 in B flat major, K361 'Gran Partita'

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K550


Recorded 1947-1952

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Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Three Beethoven Symphonies

Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts Three Beethoven Symphonies

Includes first commercial release of Symphony No. 9


Beethoven:

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Recorded 30th November 1952

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Recorded 20th June 1950

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Recorded 3rd February 1952

Hilde Gueden (soprano), Rosette Anday (contralto), Julius Patzak (tenor), Alfred Poell (bass)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


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